Quadriceps Muscle Strains occur when one or more of the four quadricep muscles are stretched too far, causing the fibers within to be torn. Typically, you will hear or feel a snap and a pop with sharp pain immediately following. Since muscle strains are difficult to heal, it’s crucial that you rest your injured leg so that it can repair itself as soon as possible. There are different levels of quadriceps strains:
Depending on the level of your injury, you will notice swelling, bruising, pain, soreness and stiffness, exacerbated by various physical activities.
Our staff will encourage patients to use the RICE method, making sure to rest their legs, use ice to reduce swelling, move on to compression and then elevation. We also assess your posture for breakdowns and apply strengthening exercises to help your quadriceps heal the right way.